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5 Ways Big Geospatial Data Is Driving Analytics In the Real World

May 21, 2015 |

Amid the flood of data we collect and contend with on a daily basis, geospatial data occupies a unique place. Thanks to the networks of GPS satellites and cell towers and the emerging Internet of Things, we’re able to track and correlate the location of people and objects in very precise ways that were not possible until recently. But putting this geospatial data to use is easier said than done. Here are five ways organizations can use geospatial data to Read more…

Unlocking the Hidden Benefits of Industrial Data

May 11, 2015 |

We’ve heard extensively about how companies are analyzing data born on the consumer Web to improve customer service, boost probability, and otherwise remake the business-to-consumer relationship. But industrial data is also experiencing an analytic revolution, and it promises to remake how work gets done on factory floors, along railroads, and in mining operations around the world. The so-called industrial Internet journey is not nearly as well-documented as the big data revolution taking place on the public Web. But thanks to Read more…

Deep Dive Into Databricks’ Big Speedup Plans for Apache Spark

May 4, 2015 |

Apache Spark rose to prominence within the Hadoop world as a faster and easier to use alternative to MapReduce. But as fast as Spark is today, it won’t hold a candle to future versions of Spark that the folks at Databricks are now developing. Last week Databricks shared its development roadmap for Spark with the world. The company has near-term and long-term plans to boost the performance of the platform; the plans are grouped into something called Project Tungsten. In Read more…

A Shoebox-Size Data Warehouse Powered by GPUs

Apr 22, 2015 |

When it comes to big data, the size of your computer definitely matters. Running SQL queries on 100 TB of data or joining billions of records, after all, requires horsepower. But organizations with big data aspirations are increasingly able to satisfy their data processing needs with much smaller computers, thanks to the dense power boost provided by GPUs. Graphic processing units were initially adopted by gamers to drive graphics in video games (hence the acronym). As the game developers delivered Read more…

Riding the Waves of Big Data

Apr 21, 2015 |

Big Data is typically defined by three core characteristics, commonly referred to as the three Vs: volume, variety and velocity. Today, we are not just creating greater volumes of data, we are also expanding the variety of data sources, while creating and requiring processing of this data at ever faster velocities. However, while the three Vs are accelerating in-sync with one another, a business’s ability to respond has evolved in waves. While each element is important, when looking at production Read more…

News In Brief

Zettaset, Utimaco Target Hadoop, NoSQL security

May 7, 2015 |

Big data security specialist Zettaset is joining forces with security hardware vendor Utimaco to offer an integrated data encryption security module for use with Hadoop and NoSQL. The partners said Zettaset’s Secure Hadoop Encryption client software, which is used to encrypt sensitive data, was combined with Utimaco’s CryptoServer hardware security module, which provides physical protection of master cryptographic keys. The integrated security module targets enterprises deploying a Hadoop cluster or a NoSQL database. It protects encryption keys by isolating them Read more…

What Informatica’s Buyout Means to Big Data Integration

Apr 8, 2015 |

Yesterday’s news that Informatica has agreed to be bought out by private equity firms for $5.3 billion has stirred a frenzy of activity in the big data integration community. For those working at data integration startups, the news represented a death knell of sorts for “old style” ETL and the recognition that newer data integration technologies and techniques are here to stay. “Rest in Peace Old ETL” says Darren Cunningham, a former Informatica manager who now heads up product management Read more…

Cloudera Brings Kafka Under Its ‘Data Hub’ Wing

Feb 18, 2015 |

Cloudera is making Apache Kafka a supported part of its Hadoop distribution, the company announced today. While Kafka still doesn’t run on Hadoop, Cloudera says the changes it is instituting will help CDH customers build real-time analytics applications that span Hadoop and Kafka. Kafka is an open source message broker that’s designed to handle massive flows of streaming, real-time data, such as log data. The software was originally developed at LinkedIn, which uses it to process hundreds of millions of Read more…

Patriots Vs. Seahawks: The Big Game by the Numbers

Jan 30, 2015 |

Nobody knows what will happen when the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots take the field on Sunday for Super Bowl XLIX.  But thanks to data analytics, we can get an idea how certain aspects of the teams match up. In these two visualizations from Tableau Software, we can see how the Patriots and Seahawks line up against each other. In the first viz (below), the data shows the Pats’ offense and the Hawk’s defense are clearly the superior units. Read more…

VoltDB Reaches Out to Hadoop for Fast Data Analytics

Jan 28, 2015 |

VoltDB has made a name for itself by building a fast in-memory distributed relational database that processes transactions and does some real-time analytics too. With today’s launch of VoltDB version 5, the company is smoothing its integration with Hadoop in hopes of helping customers connect the dots between big data and fast data analytics. Hadoop is increasingly the repository for organization’s big unstructured data, such as call logs, click streams, and location information. All that stuff goes into the Hadoop Read more…

This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. In addition, DataTorrent RTS is certified and immediately available on the ODP Core. DataTorrent is focused on reducing time to market, increasing ROI and enabling success of big data projects. Joining ODP brings DataTorrent’s Read more…

Altera Joins Industrial Internet Consortium

Apr 13, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13 — Altera Corporation today announced the company has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, a collaborative industry organization facilitating development of a global ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT). Specifically, Altera is working together with the consortium’s membership on technical roadmaps to build out the Industrial Internet, a network of intelligent devices and sensors between which data can be exchanged via different connectivity protocols to drive productivity enhancements across a wide range of end-market applications. The promise of IoT Read more…

QLogic Simplifies Deployment of 10Gb Ethernet for Big Data

Mar 31, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 31 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its QLogic FastLinQ 3400 Series Intelligent Ethernet adapters are certified with Cloudera Enterprise 5 as part of the Cloudera Certified Technology program. By collaborating with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, QLogic makes it possible for customers to confidently deploy QLogic’s latest 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapter solutions in big data environments. The combination of QLogic’s long history of networking innovation and Cloudera’s leadership in big data enables customers Read more…

Avnet Enabled Hadoop Offering Released

Mar 18, 2015 |

PHOENIX, Ariz., March 18 — Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., today released the Avnet Enabled Hadoop solution, a turn-key package of hardware, integrated software, and one-call maintenance and support service designed to accelerate time-to-value for on-premises big data IT deployments. Avnet Enabled Hadoop changes the game for on-premises Hadoop deployments by combining enterprise-class servers, storage, network, OS and Hadoop software into a fully integrated, validated, optimized and tested package. The integrated solution Read more…

IBM and Juniper Networks Partner

Feb 25, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 25 — IBM and Juniper Networks today announced plans to provide real-time network behavior insights to help customers dramatically improve mobile experiences, address increasing Internet of Things (IoT) application demands and uncover new opportunities gleaned from Big Data. IBM and Juniper Networks will work together to enable the design and delivery of next generation high-performance network analytics to help communications service providers (CSP) and enterprises become more agile and efficient, reducing time to deployment and cost, while enhancing end user application experiences. With close Read more…